Arbuthnot to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Treasury Chambers
4 August 1859
I am commanded by the Lords Commissoners of Her Majesty's Treasury to acquaint you, for the information of the Duke of Newcastle, that since the date of their letter of 4th May last, they have considered that it would be more consistent to provide the sum of £7000 for the erection of two Lighthouses in Vancouver's Island in the Estimate for Lighthouses abroad.
I am to transmit copy of a letter from the Board of Trade and to state that their Lordships agreeManuscript imageagree with the opinion therein expressed that all sums advanced in the Colony on account of the Lighthouses should be drawn for upon, and all accounts in respect of the Works carried on in the Colony rendered to, the Board of Trade.
I am to request that, if His Grace approves of this arrangement, instructions may be given to the Governor of British Columbia, as requested by the Board of Trade.
I am etc.
G. Arbuthnot
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Inform the Governor?
ABd 5 Augt
TFE 5 August
CF 5
N 6
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Newcastle to Douglas, No. 8, 11 August 1859, regarding payments for the Erection of Lighthouses in Fucas Strait.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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James Booth, Board of Trade, to Secretary to the Admiralty, 25 July 1859, suggesting financial arrangements pertaining to the construction of two lighthouses in Vancouver Island.